vertex

  • 1 Vertex — (Latin: corner; plural vertices or vertexes) may refer to:Mathematics*Vertex (geometry), a corner point of a polygon, polyhedron, tesselation, etc. *Vertex (graph theory), a node in a graph *Vertex (curve), a local extreme point of curvature… …

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  • 2 vertex — [ vɛrtɛks ] n. m. • v. 1560; mot lat. « sommet de la tête » ♦ Anat. Point le plus élevé sur la ligne médiane de la voûte du crâne. ● vertex nom masculin invariable (latin vertex, icis, sommet culminant) Sommet de la tête, tant chez l homme et les …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Vertex — Ver tex, n.; pl. {Vertexes}, L. {Vertices}. [L. vertex, icis, a whirl, top of the head, top, summit, from vertere to turn. See {Verse}, and cf. {Vortex}.] A turning point; the principal or highest point; top; summit; crown; apex. Specifically:… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 vertex — VÉRTEX s.n. 1. (anat.) Sinciput. 2. (mar.) Punctul ortodromei cu latitudinea cea mai ridicată. 3. (met.) Punctul cel mai vestic atins de traiectoria unui ciclon. – Din fr., lat. vertex. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  VÉRTEX s …

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  • 5 Vertex — (pl.: Vertices) kommt vom lateinischen vertere: drehen, wenden, und bedeutet zunächst Wendepunkt, Scheitel; ebenso aber allgemeiner Punkt, Knoten – eine Stelle, an der sich Richtungen treffen. Und noch allgemeiner: Punkt, Vektor, n Tupel,… …

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  • 6 vertex — (n.) 1560s, the point opposite the base in geometry, from L. vertex highest point, lit. the turning point, originally whirling column, whirlpool, from vertere to turn (see VERSUS (Cf. versus)). Meaning highest point of anything is first attested… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 vertex — ► NOUN (pl. vertices or vertexes) 1) the highest point; the top or apex. 2) Geometry each angular point of a polygon, polyhedron, or other figure. 3) a meeting point of two lines that form an angle. 4) Anatomy the crown of the head. ORIGIN Latin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Vertex — Vertex, (lat.), so v. w. Scheitel …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Vertex — (lat.), Scheitel, s. Kopf …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 vertex — index ceiling, crossroad (intersection) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 vertex — *apex …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 vertex — meaning ‘the highest point’, has the plural form vertices (pronounced ver ti seez) or vertexes …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 vertex — [n] top acme, apex, apogee, cap, cope, crest, crown, culmination, extremity, fastigium, height, peak, pinnacle, roof, summit, tip, upper extremity, zenith; concept 836 Ant. bottom, nadir …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 vertex — [vʉr′teks΄] n. pl. vertexes or vertices [vʉr′tə sēz΄] [L, the top, properly the turning point < vertere, to turn: see VERSE] 1. the highest point; summit; apex, as the top point of the sun, moon, etc. above the horizon 2. Anat. Zool. the top… …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 vertex — i. The last fix adapted on the arrival speed segment. Normally, it will be the outer marker of the runway in use. However, it may be the actual threshold or another suitable common point on the approach path for the particular runway… …

    Aviation dictionary

  • 16 Vertex — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Vertex peut faire référence à : Vertex, le sommet de la tête, un sommet dans le langage infographique et en Théorie des graphes, vertex d interaction …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 17 vertex — (vèr tèks ) s. m. Sommet de la tête dans les vertébrés, ou partie du crâne qui est située entre les deux oreilles.    Nom donné quelquefois dans les insectes à la portion horizontale de la face qui touche au front, et qui est située derrière les… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 18 vertex — noun (plural vertices; also vertexes) Etymology: Middle English, top of the head, from Latin vertic , vertex, vortic , vortex whirl, whirlpool, top of the head, summit, from vertere to turn Date: 14th century 1. the top of the head 2. a. the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 vertex — /verr teks/, n., pl. vertexes, vertices / teuh seez /. 1. the highest point of something; apex; summit; top: the vertex of a mountain. 2. Anat., Zool. the crown or top of the head. 3. Craniom. the highest point on the midsagittal plane of the… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Vertex — The top of the head. In a vertex presentation, the top of the baby’s head comes first at delivery. The word "vertex" in Latin means a "whirlpool, whirlwind, top of the mountain, or the top of the head." Why "top of… …

    Medical dictionary


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